Member for Nanango Deb Frecklington says perseverance and pressure has paid off with the State Budget finally listing Kilcoy State High School to receive funding for a new school hall.
Mrs Frecklington said adding to the good news for Kilcoy State High School, Toogoolawah State High School has also been listed to receive a new Hall.
“I am pleased to see our Somerset region high schools finally being recognised as needing new infrastructure,” Mrs Frecklington said.
“They have been battling with sub-standard assembly and undercover areas for many years.
“The Kilcoy SHS P&C identified this project back in 2013 and I have been pleased to support them in their push for better facilities over this time.
“I listed this project as one of my key priorities for funding during the recent election and was determined to keep putting the pressure on the Labor Government until they listened.
“We all know that both Kilcoy State High and Toogoolawah State High School are fantastic places to learn, but for both, a new school hall has become essential.
“It is unacceptable that these regional high schools have gone for so long without an enclosed school hall with seating and modern facilities.
“I would like to congratulate the Principals and their P&C’s for their work in achieving these milestone projects.
“It is so important that we invest in the education of our kids and invest in our school buildings. This funding will make a huge impact on Kilcoy State High School and Toogoolawah State High School and will open up so many opportunities for the school and broader community,” Deb said.
Photo: Member for Nanango, Deb Frecklington with Kilcoy SHS P&C President, Tony Martin, in 2020 inspecting the proposed plans for a proper School Hall for Kilcoy SHS